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  • World News: iPhone 5 shatters launch sales records

    World News: iPhone 5 shatters launch sales records

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH– World news selected by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community iPhone 5 pre-orders top record 2 million in first 24 hours Phuket Gazette / News WiresPHUKET: Apple received more than two million orders for its new iPhone 5 during the first 24 hours of pre-orders, exceeding the initial supply and more than doubling the previous record of one million which was held by the iPhone 4S, the company said yesterday. Apple unveiled the new version of its popular smartphone last week and said it is the thinnest and lightest iPhone yet

  • Phuket honorary consuls grill local transport chief over new taxi fares

    Phuket honorary consuls grill local transport chief over new taxi fares

    PHUKET: In their first “regular” quarterly meeting with Phuket government officers

  • Thai woman arrested in Phuket on prostitution human trafficking charges

    Thai woman arrested in Phuket on prostitution human trafficking charges

    PHUKET: Immigration officials arrested a Thai woman believed to be at the center of an international human trafficking ring at Phuket International Airport on Friday as she tried to board a flight to Bahrain. Dujdao “Champagne” Barana, 27, was arrested at 7pm by Capt Suppachai Moongaew and immediately taken to Bangkok.

  • Phuket Police gold thief dragnet comes up empty

    Phuket Police gold thief dragnet comes up empty

    PHUKET: Phuket City Police have given up their attempt to net a pair of

  • Police set up cordon to capture brazen Phuket gold shop robbers

    Police set up cordon to capture brazen Phuket gold shop robbers

    PHUKET: Police have surrounded a disused fish processing plant on the east side of Phuket Town this afternoon in the hope of capturing two men who shot a gold shop owner with an air pistol before making off with an estimated 3 million baht in jewelry. Phuket City Police were informed at 1:30pm that the Yong Chuan gold shop in the Rassada National Housing Estate, just north of Rassada Pier, had just been robbed.

  • US Embassy prepares for anti-American demonstrations in Thailand

    US Embassy prepares for anti-American demonstrations in Thailand

    PHUKET: The US Embassy in Bangkok has confirmed to the Phuket Gazette that the recent security warning issued to all American citizens was not linked to any specific threats in Thailand. The warning,

  • PM Yingluck pledges splurge on developing Phuket tourism

    PM Yingluck pledges splurge on developing Phuket tourism

    PHUKET: Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Saturday named Patong Beach, Old Phuket Town and Promthep Cape as three Andaman tourist attractions to receive “emergency budget” support.

  • Phuket tourist safety boost as Patong taxis install GPS units

    Phuket tourist safety boost as Patong taxis install GPS units

    PHUKET: As a part of the ongoing “Phuket Safety Zone” project, Patong Police have joined with the private sector to install GPS tracking devices to Patong taxis. Patong Police Superintendent Chiraphat Phochanaphan joined Preechawut Keesin, Pisona Group Managing Director and president of the Patong Taxi Federation, in announcing the news on Saturday. “We along with the Pisona Group and other businesses in Patong are providing GPS [units] to increase safety for tourists and people in the area,” Col Chiraphat said.

  • Prime Phuket land sold to mystery buyer for B1.64bn

    Prime Phuket land sold to mystery buyer for B1.64bn

    PHUKET: An unknown buyer has acquired 455 rai of land on Phuket’s west coast from the Bangkok Mass Transit System Public Company for 1.64 billion baht, reports Phuket Gazette Property columnist Bill Barnett.

  • Phuket to stage biggest PADI ‘Diving for Debris’ reef cleanup in world

    Phuket to stage biggest PADI ‘Diving for Debris’ reef cleanup in world

    PHUKET: Go-Eco Phuket, a recently established marine environmental group, has announced that it is now looking to stage the biggest PADI “diving for debris” reef cleanup project on record on September 30. The event has escalated from what was originally expected to be a reef cleanup carried out by a coalition of several PADI dive centers on the island to becoming one the largest dive against debris project in PADI’s history.